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  • Analysis: Do-it-yourself IT support

    Used it equipment may seem like a bargain, but getting support cheaply for equipment that's out of warranty may prove a tough battle. For open source software, there are numerous Web-based support resources available. But for hardware, if it breaks, you may be out of luck.

    30 Oct. 03 09:59 Written by David L. Margulius
  • Microsoft to launch Voice Command for PDAs

    Microsoft plans to release its Voice Command software for PDAs (personal digital assistants) and mobile phones Monday, the company said Wednesday.

    30 Oct. 03 09:39 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Storage boost: Microsoft set to join SNIA ANZ

    Microsoft is looking to increase its storage presence in the Australian market by joining the local chapter of the Storage Networking Industry Association.

    30 Oct. 03 08:34 Written by Howard Dahdah
  • Group 5 likely to disconnect $90m Telstra deal

    Telstra is set to lose its $90 million outsourcing contract with the federal government’s Group 5 agencies in the wake of a serious security breach involving the loss of backup tapes from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC).

    30 Oct. 03 08:33 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • SuSE Linux eyes middleware service market

    In a move that could help enterprises more easily expand their use of open source software beyond the Linux operating system, SuSE Linux AG is proposing a new service program for middleware products based on open code.

    30 Oct. 03 08:05 Written by John Blau
  • Storage users want better management tools

    Users at the Storage Networking World conference in Orlando this week said that while managing their data from creation to deletion using a policy-based engine is a worthy goal, it's a strategy that will require years of development around integration of business applications, various storage management software, and network and hardware systems.

    30 Oct. 03 07:40 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Enterprise messaging interoperability nears

    An instant messaging standard in the works could not only provide interoperability but also change the face of e-mail, suggest developers.

    30 Oct. 03 07:40 Written by Laura Blackwell
  • IBM plans new R&D lab in South Korea

    IBM is to partner with the South Korean government and establish a research and development laboratory in Seoul that will concentrate on software for mobile communications devices and telematics applications.

    30 Oct. 03 07:35 Written by Martyn Williams
  • German mid-size firms go for Linux

    Momentum to migrate from Microsoft's proprietary software to open source software is rapidly gaining in Germany, where numerous enterprises are reacting to the U.S. software giant's licensing policy.

    30 Oct. 03 07:30 Written by John Blau
  • Japan team reports quantum computing breakthrough

    A research team in Japan says it has successfully demonstrated for the first time in the world in a solid-state device one of the two basic building blocks that will be needed to construct a viable quantum computer.

    30 Oct. 03 07:14 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Amount of data stored doubles in three years

    If you're feeling overwhelmed by information overload lately, you may not be alone. The amount of new information stored on various media such as hard drives has doubled in the past three years, to five exabytes of new information produced in 2002, according to a study released Tuesday by the University of California, Berkeley.

    30 Oct. 03 07:04 Written by Grant Gross
  • Intel gets dualband Wi-Fi chip out the door

    After several delays, Intel announced Monday that its Intel Pro/Wireless 2100A chip is shipping to notebook manufacturers, giving Centrino notebooks an 802.11a connection.

    30 Oct. 03 07:00 Written by Tom Krazit
  • Spherion education dons Red Hat

    IT Training provider Spherion Group has become the first Australian educational institution to gain Red Hat Academy Program accreditation and will soon begin offering training for the vendor’s systems technician certification.

    29 Oct. 03 14:55 Written by Nadia Cameron
  • Microsoft settles state class-action lawsuits

    Microsoft Corp. has settled antitrust class action lawsuits with five states and the District of Columbia, the company announced Tuesday.

    29 Oct. 03 13:08 Written by Grant Gross
  • Hitachi Data partners with Ixos, AppIQ

    Hitachi Data Systems Corp. this week announced partnerships with Ixos Software AG and AppIQ Inc. designed to improve Hitachi's content and storage management software offerings.

    29 Oct. 03 13:00 Written by Robert McMillan
  • InterSystems details new integration suite

    Taking a suite approach to integration, InterSystems Corp. on Tuesday rolled out an integration platform that melds functions from integration and application servers, an object database, and a development and management environment.

    29 Oct. 03 12:39 Written by Ed Scannell
  • Microsoft riding Whitehorse for developers

    Microsoft Corp. in the "Whidbey" version of the Visual Studio tool, due in 2004, will feature a set of design tools called "Whitehorse," to enable building of services-oriented systems.

    29 Oct. 03 11:38 Written by Paul Krill
  • Avaya sells ACS business to CommScope

    After hanging a 'for sale' sign on its structured cabling business more than a year ago, Avaya Inc. sold its Connectivity Solutions (ACS) arm Monday to CommScope Inc. in an US$263-million deal.

    29 Oct. 03 11:05 Written by Carly Suppa
  • Veritas opens Asia-Pacific headquarters

    Veritas Software has established its regional headquarters in Singapore to support its businesses in Asia-Pacific and Japan and its research and development facilities in Pune, India.

    29 Oct. 03 08:04 Written by Melanie Liew
  • SQL Server 'Yukon' to get XML data type

    Microsoft at its Professional Developers Conference 2003 (PDC) in Los Angeles on Tuesday discussed intentions to add an Extensible Markup Language (XML) data type to its SQL Server database, with the Yukon release of the product planned for late 2004.

    29 Oct. 03 08:00 Written by Paul Krill
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